[CQ-Contest] Opting Out of FT8 Spots

rjairam at gmail.com rjairam at gmail.com
Wed Feb 14 10:49:37 EST 2018

I don't know if you can do this currently but a good workaround would
be to exclude a frequency range. FT8 only operates on small 2-3kHz
areas. I think it is unlikely other modes will be there because FT8
absolutely dominates the bands and drowns out anything else in that


On Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 7:29 AM, Pete Smith N4ZR <pete.n4zr at gmail.com> wrote:
> Recent publicity surrounding VE7CC's beginning to carry FT8 spots suggests
> to me that it is time for "retail" DX clusters to provide an "opt-out"
> option similar to the one that many now provide for RBN spots.This could
> easily be done with a "set FT8" option similar to the "set Skimmer" command
> now in wide use.
> Sorry if this seems OT, but it doesn't appear that there is a
> cluster-centric reflector with sufficient reach and besides, an unavoidable
> glut of FT8 spots would not be in contesters' interest.
> --
> 73, Pete N4ZR
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